Basic Biographical Details

Name: Kenneth John Finlayson
Born: 3 April 1910
Died: 3 May 1993
Bio Notes: Kenneth John Finlayson was born on 3 April 1910, the son of Thomas Finlayson, stonemason and his wife Christina Matheson. From September 1926 he was articled to John Grant Chisholm in Inverness, remaining with Chisholm as assistant and then senior assistant after the completion of his articles. On Chisholm's death in July 1939 he inherited the practice.

He continued to run the practice, which was styled John G Chisholm & Co, until his war service when he was on the staff of the Department of the Valuer of Inverness. However he still kept the office open during the war with a skeleton staff and 'attended to matters requiring personal attention in the evenings'.

He was a member of the Inverness Architectural Association in 1939-40. He was elected LRIBA in 1956, proposed by John Alistair Ross, John Gibb Marr and Robert Carruthers Ballantyne. At that time he was an assistant with John Grant Chisholm whose office at that time was 11 High Street, Inverness.

He retired in 1978 and died on 3 May 1993, survived by his wife Katherine Rose.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Bank of Scotland Buildings/11, High Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1939 *After 1970 
Item 2 of 32, Drummond Circus, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1956  
Item 3 of 3Silverglade, Cantray, Croy, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1978 *1993 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2John G Chisholm & Co1939 *1978Partner 
Item 2 of 2John Grant Chisholm1939 or 1940 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Carruthers-Ballantyne (or Robert Ballantyne Carruthers; or Roy Carruthers Ballantyne)10 January 1956For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Gibb Marr10 January 1956For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John Alistair Ross10 January 1956For Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11964Methodist ChurchInverness Inverness-shireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination PapersL6624 (Box 150)